Fall Semester 2017

12:00 to 1:00 PM 2nd Tuesdays

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – WIMR II conference room 3571

Extracellular Environment and Glaucoma

Nader Sheibani, PhD (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences)

CYP1B1 and congenital glaucoma

Donna Peters, PhD (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

Influence of extracellular matrix on intraocular pressure

RSVP for pizza lunch*: chaim@wisc.edu or 265-0690


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – Genetics/Biotechnology Center room 1360

MERI Trainee Award Recipients, Fall 2016

Heather Schmitt, PhD Candidate (Nickells Lab, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences)

Best Student Presentation Award, Fall 2016

Targeting HDAC3 activity prevents retinal ganglion cell nuclear atrophy and apoptosis after optic nerve injury

Bradley Gundlach, Graduate Research Fellow (Kats Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Walsh Research Travel Award, Fall 2016

Enhancing human color vision by breaking the binocular redundancy

RSVP for pizza lunch*: gmstirr@wisc.edu or 265-4023


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – WIMR II conference room 3571

Novel Imaging Capabilities

Joe Carroll, PhD (Ophthalmology; Biophysics; and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy,

The Medical College of Wisconsin)

Applications of adaptive optics retinal imaging

Melissa Skala, PhD (Biomedical Engineering; Morgridge Institute for Research)

Molecular optical coherence tomography in the eye

RSVP for pizza lunch*: gmstirr@wisc.edu or 265-4023


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Genetics/Biotechnology Center room 1360

From Looking to Seeing: Neural and Retinal Function in Visual Disorders

Bas Rokers, PhD (Psychology)

Neural function in visual disorders

Michael Struck, MD (Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences)

Pilot Study: Repurposing a drug to treat albinism

RSVP for pizza lunch*: gmstirr@wisc.edu or 265-4023


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